Closed Bug 102131 (msHTML) Opened 19 years ago Closed 9 years ago

microsoft.com - HTML Generated from MS Office is horked

Categories

(Tech Evangelism Graveyard :: English US, defect, P1)

defect

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
Future

People

(Reporter: reinout, Unassigned)

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Details

(Whiteboard: [PROPRIETARY-JAVASCRIPT][aok])

I can hardly imagine this wasn't filed before, but I can't find anything back in
Bugzilla, so here we go. [BTW I thought DOM was the appropriate compent to pick,
but if that's incorrect, my apologies]

On above URL there are some slides exported by Powerpoint 9, "optimized for IE4
or higher". Indeed it does not render with Mozilla (or Opera, for that matter).
Is this a case of bad HTML or is it something we don't support yet?
The html is considered very bad.  it's unclear to me offhand which of many
things is the problem.  the script tags don't use accepted syntax, the <![]>
stuff is probably bad syntax, and it's trying to mark itself as xhml which seems
odd because i very much suspect this isn't valid xml (it's ok, the server is
serving html...).

Beyond that, i filed a similar bug about ms[word]html i don't remember the bug #
offhand but i'll find it later...
This is a case of Javascript that uses MSIE proprietary extensions and makes no
effort to adhere to the standards... too bad for it we make no effort to support
document.all

Over to evangelism
Assignee: jst → nitot
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: DOM Style → Europe: West
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Browser → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: ian → caillon
Whiteboard: [PROPRIETARY-JAVASCRIPT]
Version: other → unspecified
Powerpoint generated HTML is a problem with Microsoft in Redmond. Nothing to do
in euro evangelism. Re-assigning to Bob Clary.

(Bob, if you think this should not come to you, please reassign to me and we'll
discuss who we should forward this to ?)
Assignee: nitot → bclary
that is fine. It is a general issue I have looked into with all of the MS Office
generated HTML. Will take but not sure what we can do.
Component: Europe: West → English: US
OS: SunOS → All
Priority: -- → P1
QA Contact: caillon → zach
Hardware: Sun → All
Summary: Powerpoint-generated "HTML" not rendered → microsoft.com - HTML Generated from MS Office is horked
Blocks: MS
contacted 12/8
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → Jan
Whiteboard: [PROPRIETARY-JAVASCRIPT] → [PROPRIETARY-JAVASCRIPT][aok]
This site still seems messed up.  I can't even login as a guest.
The Blackboard version has been upgraded in the meantime. I'm afraid the URL is
no longer valid and a testcase should be gotten somewhere else.
*** Bug 216387 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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Assignee: bc → english-us
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: zach → english-us
Target Milestone: Jan → Future
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Actually, I do not think a "we don't care about microsoft" from 7 years ago is on the point.
We are talking about a major disfunction in the practical use of Firefox 3 with pages that are out there.
If you do not come to the party with the idea of being "for or against Microsoft", things look different.

A lot of people use ms products - particularly ms office.
It's just practical. 
If Firefox 3 does not display web pages made from ms office software, it is Mozilla / Firefox that is diminished not Microsoft.
I have to agree with Colin.  Mozilla/Firefox is diminished by this attitude.

If you try Colin's links using Apple's Safari, everything works fine.  Not only on a PC, but on an iPod!

So Safari and Internet Explorer work with PowerPoint-generated HTML, it's just Firefox that can't figure it out.

And it's not just PowerPoint pages that trip up Firefox.  Some pages at forzamotorsport.net work with Safari and IE.  But of course that's a Microsoft-owned website, so we can blame Redmond and walk away, can't we!

My advice to owners of websites with PowerPoint content is to guide viewers to Safari or IE while Mozilla/Firefox continues to play this game.
FWIW:  Google Chrome renders such pages without problem.   Sounds like FF needs at least a decent workaround.
INCOMPLETE due to lack of activity since the end of 2009.

If someone is willing to investigate the issues raised in this bug to determine whether they still exist, *and* work with the site in question to fix any existing issues, please feel free to re-open and assign to yourself.

Sorry for the bugspam; filter on "NO MORE PRE-2010 TE BUGS" to remove.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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